Far From the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy's fourth novel, "e;Far From the Madding Crowd"e;, is a classic portrayal of 19th-century rural English life.
It is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, a vain young woman, who comes to live with her aunt and uncle.
There she is courted by three gentleman: Gabriel Oak--a would be shepherd, William Boldwood--a farmer, and Sergeant Francis Troy.
A tragic tale of love, "e;Far From the Madding Crowd"e; is one the greatest novels ever written, rich with emotion and pathos.